Joanne Salley

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Joanne Salley (born 1977 in Dungannon)[1] is a former Miss Northern Ireland winner, presently working as an art teacher and part-time television presenter.

Educated at the Royal School Dungannon, she trained in ballet for fifteen years. She has a teaching certificate from a Cambridge College.

Salley won the Miss Northern Ireland title in 1998, and came runner-up in the Miss United Kingdom pageant. She became a teacher and an occasional television reporter/presenter. Starting out her teaching career at Harrow School, she then joined Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood, before returning to Harrow for a second period in 2010.

She once co-hosted The Big Breakfast, worked for Comic Relief does Fame Academy, Disney and as a researcher for the BBC's Hard Sell. Appearances in television advertisements include the Peugeot 106. In October 2011, she co-hosted the BBC series Out of the Blue.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Boyfriends include A Question of Sport captain and England rugby player, Matt Dawson: they appeared together in Hello! magazine (issue no. 794),[3] and lived in London.[4]

Salley plays polo. She has raised funds for charity by running the New York Marathon, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro[5] and visited the site of the world's highest active volcano in Ecuador where she helped build a school for an isolated community.[6] She has also worked for charities such as Breast cancer, Mencap and Asthma UK.

In 2011 photos, taken by professional photographer and part-time teaching colleague Fiona Corthine, of Salley posing topless were found on a memory stick by a Harrow pupil and distributed around the school.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporting wife" The Times Online: Salley was 29 as of the 11th of March, 2006.
  2. ^ [1] BBC website.
  3. ^ Hello! Magazine.
  4. ^ [2] Guinness Premiership.
  5. ^ Rugby Heaven: Sue Mott 4th of February, 2004.
  6. ^ "As pretty as a pearl" - Sunday Life 22nd of January, 2006.
  7. ^ Ward, Victoria (31 March 2011). "Harrow teacher 'in tears' after pupils find topless photos". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
Preceded by
Julie Martin (1997)
Miss Northern Ireland
1998
Succeeded by
Zöe Salmon (1999)